Tag: Cambodia

The World Comes to Singapore For ASEAN Summit – Thus Demonstrating That ASEAN is World’s Most Dynamic Multilateral Body

This week welcomes the end of year ASEAN summit of world leaders and dignitaries held in Singapore. In addition to ASEAN heads of state, attendees at the November ASEAN meeting will include Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Indian […]

The Handshake That Changed The World: Duterte and Xi’s Healthy Relations Have Led to The First ASEAN-Chinese Joint Military Exercises

The importance of a single moment in history is not always immediately clear directly after it has occurred. Sometimes it takes months or even years for the significance of any particular event to be realised. But in the case of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to China in October of […]

Turkey and ASEAN Are Intensifying Positive Ties at The Right Time And For The Right Reasons

Turkey’s ties with south east Asia can be traced to the year 1565 when the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I sent an expedition to the Aceh Sultanate in present day Indonesia to protect the independent state from Portuguese subjugation. For centuries Ottoman Turkey protected Ache against attempted conquests by both the Portuguese […]

Free From Foreign Meddling, Cambodia Holds Election With Record Voter Participation

Cambodia has held parliamentary elections with a record 82.7% turnout. While the ruling Cambodian People’s Party’s long serving Prime Minister Hun Sen achieved a landslide victory, the largely expected result is in many ways less crucial than the atmosphere surrounding the election in which Cambodia clearly took charge of its internal affairs […]

India is Holding Back the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and BRICS

Yesterday, Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed the 13th meeting of Security Council Secretaries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Beijing. During the meeting, President Xi stressed the importance of enhanced cooperation between SCO members in the fight against the “three evil forces” of extremism, separatism and terrorism. As one […]